VerticalBaconStrips (1896) - Assat, Alberta, - FEB 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a small head. Plenty of deep roasted malts, oats, very sweet cocoa nibs, mild coffee, vanilla, hints of a sweet fruit - perhaps orange, maybe coconut nose. Carrot sweetness. The taste is a let down. Plenty of dark choco on the sweet side, dull dusty something, light coffee, almond. Light hop. Ok mouthfeel. Meh.
RyanE (98) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with some reddish brown. Coffee bean and chocolate aromas. Deep roasted malt, slight bitterness on the finish. Doesn’t linger too long. Carbonation was too much for me, getting a mouth full of foam with every sip.
jonas (5040) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark chestnut, brown lace. Roasted aroma with broad chocolate motes. Creamy medium full body, dry on the exit. Really nice cocoa notes, certainly worth the effort that went into it. Pleasant.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color; medium sized head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa powder, but also dusty and metallic. The mouthfeel is rather smooth, not too dry; quite good flavor of roasted malt and chocolate; correct bitterness.
Straightforward, but also very good.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle purchased from a BC liqour store in Vernon, BC on 07/02/2012. Colour: As expected, almost black but with surprisingly white creamy head. Nose: Hot toast, manuere, fresh ground cocao. Lots and lots of swirling brings out freshly ground coffee. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, light sour. Lot’s of coffee up front, and damn good coffee at that. A strong honey sweetness mid-palate. Only faint cocoa taste but a lovely cup of coffee it was. A bit too sticky in the mouth.
reebtogi (3259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours deep amber color with a small off-white head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate malts and mild hops. Taste is chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and mild hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A typical chocolate porter.
GothGargoyle (565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee cake, vanilla. Medium bodied, slightly creamy on the palate with a sweet and roasty finish. Taste is chocolate, coffee, almond. Tasty.
Lagerboy (665) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with an amber hue. Foamy light brown head settles to a lasting creamy cap. Sweet chocolate malty aroma. Rich dark milk chocolate taste, with a burnt malty bitterness, some coffee. Softly carbed, medium bodied, low hopped. Clean bittersweet finish. Decent. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Direct competition to the Phillips brew, of course. And I prefer it. Lacking the salty aftertaste of that brew, with a deeper chocolate aroma and definitely flavour. The chocolate’s there, this isn’t a marketing scheme. Mildly acrid. No head. Pretty viscous mouthfeel.
Gerbeer (854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle from 16th St. Pours a dark brown with tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee grounds, hay, and roasted malt. Bitter chocolate flavor with nutty hints. Easy to drink. Not heavy.